Review: “Malicious Intent” (Defend and Protect, Book 2) by Lynn H. Blackburn

About The Book
Dr. Ivy Collins, founder and CEO of Hedera, Inc., is ready to begin clinical trials of her company’s cutting-edge prosthetic. Her work has been heralded by government, medical, and advocacy groups and everyone hopes the device will be a success. Well, almost everyone. Someone is trying to sabotage Hedera and the launch, but to what purpose–and how far will they go to get what they want? 

Meanwhile, U.S. Secret Service Agent Gil Dixon can’t believe he’s finally been reunited with Ivy, his childhood best friend. Now that he’s found her again, Gil intends to spend the rest of his life with her. But it will take all his skill to uncover the truth in time to save Ivy’s life’s work, her own life, and the innocent lives caught in the crossfire.

Perfectly balancing chilling suspense and uplifting romance, award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn delivers a story of revenge, greed, and overcoming that you won’t want to put down no matter how late it gets.
About Lynn H. Blackburn
Lynn H. Blackburn loves writing romantic suspense because her childhood fantasy was to become a spy, but her grown-up reality is that she’s a huge chicken and would have been caught on her first mission. She prefers to live vicariously through her characters and loves putting them into all kinds of terrifying situations while she’s sitting at home safe and sound in her pajamas!
Lynn’s titles have won the Carol Award, the Selah Award, and the Faith, Hope, and Love Reader’s Choice Award. Her newest series kicked off in March 2021 with Unknown Threat, Book 1 in the Defend and Protect series.
She is a frequent conference speaker and has taught writers all over the country. Lynn lives in South Carolina with her true love and their three children. You can follow her real life happily ever after by signing up for her newsletter at and @LynnHBlackburn on Bookbub, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.
My Rating: 5 Stars!
‘Lord, I need you. I always need you. But if you don’t help me, I won’t make it till supper.’

Wow! That’s what I said often during the reading of this novel. This is Lynn Blackburn’s best work ever, in my opinion. Blackburn has simply outdone herself here. She has a great plot, outstanding characters and a suspense that doesn’t stop. And let’s not forget those two main protagonists: Gil Dixon is one of the best heroes and Ivy Collins is pretty much perfect. If ever two characters were made for each other, these two were. I love it when I connect with characters so quickly and easily. No two ways about it: this book is just over the top. This group of Secret Service and FBI agents are just great. I loved catching up with some from a previous series, too. They are just so cool!

If ever I were in a situation where I needed help, I’d definitely choose this group. Hands down. Everyone’s character is larger than life here, and I love that. The spiritual thread is amazing, too. I can’t wait for Zane and Tessa’s story. Bravo and well done!!

My thanks to Revell for a copy of this book via the Net Galley platform. The opinion here is my own entirely.
Publisher: Revell
Publication Date: March 1, 2002
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